DWA: PLEASE release this beautiful and amazing animal to a sanctuary - I have one willing to take him.
  • Petitioning Dallas World Aquarium

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1800 N. Griffin, Dallas, TX 75202 --- (214) 720-2224
Dallas World Aquarium

DWA: PLEASE release this beautiful and amazing animal to a sanctuary - I have one willing to take him.

    1. gigi ray
    2. Petition by

      gigi ray

      Arlington, TX

The jaguar kept at the Dallas World Aquarium is kept in inhumane conditions just by the nature of being kept in a glass caged structure. He paces, rolls or lies still for hours showing severe signs of distress and agitation. There is no way the jaguar can run, swim, hunt or do the other instinctual traits that come naturally. For this beautiful animal to be kept in the extremely small enclosure for the benefit of paying customers is beyong comprehension. Jaguars tend to avoid humans in the wild; this jaguar is forced to be around humans day after day in barbaric conditions. This near threatened species cat should be afforded the opportunity and right to live in a large cat sanctuary in humane conditions.

From the DWA Website: Visitors at the DWA often refer to "Pintada", the resident Jaguar, as a "cheetah" or "leopard". Of these three cats, only Jaguars have spots inside spots. They are also bigger, some weighing over 300 pounds (tigers and lions are the only bigger cats). Jaguars have a much stockier build and are excellent swimmers. They have massive jaws, with twice the biting power of a lion. They live alone, except when a female raises cubs. Found from Arizona to Argentina, they are endangered, due to hunting for their pelts and habitat loss. They often live 20 years in zoos.

 

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      gigi ray
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      I still have not given up on trying to help this beautiful cat. If you know anyone in the media, please try and get this story out!

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      gigi ray
      Petition Organizer

      We reached 100 signatures really quick! Thanks everyone. I've increased the goal to 1,000 - help me reach this goal for a larger impact!

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    • Stacy Lopez ROWLETT, TX
      • 3 months ago

      Recently visited the Dallas World Aquarium and quickly observed how frustrated the poor animal was.

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    • Sara Jamison RICHARDSON, TX
      • 4 months ago

      I have been to your facility a few times and my heart breaks when I see the jaguar. His housing conditions are similar to what you would find in a third-world country, not one of the largest cities in the U.S.! A sanctuary is available to him - please send him there so he can enjoy being a Jaguar. Please - after all the time you have mistreated him - he deserves at least this much.

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    • Amy Ostertag DALLAS, TX
      • 4 months ago

      Let's put all in charge of this at the Dallas Worlds Aquarium behind a glass case and let the animals view them all day. Terrible!

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    • ADRIANA ZUNIGA DALLAS, TX
      • 4 months ago

      violating animal rights for entertainment is pure human selfishness

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    • brandon klein ROANOKE, TX
      • 5 months ago

      i have been to this place several times and have a great time until i seet his poor animal. Every time i have seen him he is pacing aimlessly. I cannot imagine how anyone would think this is humane

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